31. Prior to Culmination
A time for reflective pause is in order. Vital energies need to be renewed before commencing on: Akshobhya Regenerated. While no goal is favorable now it is a time to carefully discern your options, hence the hexagram representing Amitabha with his Discriminating Wisdom at the top. This is a developmental stage of refining the Self with a crystalline awareness and hence a time of great inner-responsibility.
As the Unborn adage goes one needs to remain “prior to” any action by allowing the primordial-spirit to make the proper move at the right junction. An inner balance is required wherein one quietens the anxious mind thus allowing the all-discerning spirit to make the Right Decision under all circumstances.
Interpretation of the Lines (in ascending order)
First yin: The fox gets its tail wet—most embarrassing.
Attempting to make rapid progress now only results in humiliation. Non-action is clearly advised at this time.
Second yang: Apply the brakes now at all costs.
Good fortune awaits one who is willing to steer the middle-course in affecting Right Assessment.
Third yin: A quick-crossing of the fiord now is ill-advised but one must not lose sight of the awards awaiting on the further shore.
One step at a time before anuttara samyak sambodhi.
Fourth yang: Integrity always bodes well.
The supernal-prize will be won through Right Persistence.
Fifth yin: Remaining in a supernal-frame of mind brings good results.
Dependence upon the “prior-to” assessments of the Primordials is always best.
Sixth yang: Right Restraint is always normative.
Maintaining strict inner-discipline and discernment is the best course of action.